Meet for a Drink… in Marin?

Meet for a Drink… in Marin?

There are a number of places in Marin County where you can eat dinner, have drinks and hear live music, and in some cases, you’ll have to eat dinner before going, but get ready. Live music is alive and well in Marin County! In fact, quite a few towns have more than one place that’s their claim to fame. Fairfax is perhaps best known for its line up of nightclubs on Broadway, including their 19 Broadway, The Sleeping Lady and Peri’s Silver Dollar. These places rock almost every night of the week.

 For the slightly more sedate of us, there’s Sausalito, which features several places with live music. These include the No Name Bar, which jumps with live music every night of the week; Saylor’s, which used to be Sailor’s Landing; and Taste of Rome, which used to be Cafe Trieste. Both Saylor’s and Taste of Rome feature live music on the weekends.

 The following are listings of Marin Venues with live music.


Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, 41 Wharf Road, Bolinas, Tel: (415) 868-1311.

Full menu and bar. Bands every night of the week, including reggae. Web:


 The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax, Tel: (415) 485-1182. Live music nightly. Web:

 Peri’s Silver Dollar, 29 Broadway, Fairfax, Tel: (415) 459-9910. Features virtually every kind of music, except hip hop and reggae, nightly. Monday is open mike night.

 Nineteen Broadway, 19 Broadway, Fairfax, Tel: (415) 459-1091. Full bar. This place bills itself as “the hottest nightclub in the North Bay.” Live music most nights – jazz, blues and rock.

 Mill Valley

The legendary Sweetwater, New Address: 32 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, Tel: (415) 388-2820. Music nightly.


 Rancho Nicasio, Town Square, Nicasio, Tel: (415) 662-2219. Well-known entertainment venue with restaurant. Music like Zydeco, blues, rock, rockabilly, jazz and more.

 Point Reyes Station

 Station House Cafe, Main Street, Point Reyes Station, Tel: (415) 663-1515.

Full menu and bar. Music on Sunday nights. Folk, Americana.

San Rafael

 Fourth Street Tavern, 711 Fourth St., San Rafael, Tel: (415) 454-4044. Full bar. Live music most nights. Eclectic, many kinds of music.

 Panama Hotel, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael, Tel: (415) 457-3993.

Live Jazz music and restaurant, Bed & Breakfast in San Rafael.

Full menu and bar. Music Tuesday and Thursday and every other Wednesday.
Pete’s 881, 721 Lincoln Ave., San Rafael, Tel: (415) 453-5888. Ask for Randy.

Full menu and bar. Jazz band every other Tuesday.


 No Name Bar, 757 Bridgeway, Sausalito, Tel: (415) 332-1392. There’s a band 5 nights a week, Tuesday through Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Saylor’s (was Sailor’s Landing) Restaurant & Bar – 2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito, Tel: (415) 332-1512. Friday and Saturday – light music, including soft jazz, blues.

Taste of Rome, Italian food, coffee and tea. 1000 Bridgeway, Sausalito, Tel: (415) 332-7660. Music Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Jazz and other types of music.

Because these kinds of listings change with time, it’s important to telephone the venue to verify this information.

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